A Message from ESUSD Superintendent Melissa Moore

July 1, 2019

 

Dear El Segundo Families and Community Members,

El Segundo is a tight-knit community that values family and tradition; that strong sense of community is what makes this city a special place to live. Mackenzie Lueck, who graduated from El Segundo High School in 2014 is a long-time, embraced member of this community. At the El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD), our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Lueck family following the news of her death. No words can truly express our shared grief. Our community is deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy and we offer our deepest condolences to the Lueck family. We also want to respect and honor their need for privacy at this time.

ESUSD acknowledges the sense of grief and loss experienced after a tragedy. It is critical that we as a community support our families, our students, and one another to cope with these feelings. We want to make you aware of the resources available at ESUSD Families Connected to help you support one another and speak with your children. Please view the resources that offer age-appropriate videos, articles, and advice. Frequently, counseling is necessary to cope with feelings of depression or loss. The Miracle Mile Community Practice in El Segundo provides low- or no-cost counseling related to these issues. Additionally, ESUSD staff members may access the Employee Assistant Program through CVT. The Employee Assistance Program is available 24/7 and can connect you with up to six counseling sessions. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jack Plotkin, ESUSD Director of Innovation and Student Support Services at jplotkin@esusd.net for resources for students and families.

 

Regards,

Melissa Moore, Ed.D.

Superintendent

El Segundo Unified School District